Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Bonkers yet Brilliant
This week I've come across my new favourite bonkers Gaelic word:
Still... break it down and you have 'chuimhne' in the middle, a lenited version of 'cùimhne' meaning 'memory'.
'Chan eil cùimhne agam' - I don't remember.
From this we get 'cùimhneach' - mindful.
From this we get 'cùimhneachadh' - mindfulness (i.e. remembering)
From this we get 'Dìochuimhneachadh' - non-mindfulness, i.e. forgetting.
What started off as a silly bonkers word with way too many letters in it has now got me all of a quiver and I need dabbing down with a damp flannel again.
I blooming well love Gaelic.